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February 2020

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 Through Sunday, March 15, 2020 Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. This winter, climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars…

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March 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – CT Women’s Hall of Fame – Votes for Women!

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - CT Women's Hall of Fame - Votes for Women! Tuesday, March 3 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 CT Women's Hall of Fame discusses Votes for Women and the fight for women's suffrage through the eyes of Connecticut's suffragists including the Smiths of Glastonbury, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Alice Paul. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here. Click Here for Lecture Series Information.

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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist – Lunch and Learn!

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, March 11 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Amy Trout, Connecticut River Museum Curator, gives an illustrated lecture on the life and art of this important Essex, Connecticut artist who painted views of the waterfront from the 1940s - 1970s. Seating is limited;…

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Little STEAMers Series – Windy Day Pin Wheels

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 16, 2020: Windy Day Pin Wheels Children build and decorate a wind-catching pin wheel. Discussion includes the science behind what makes wind, and how the forces of wind can move objects and create energy. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure to the…

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Little STEAMers Series – Make It Rain Science Experiment

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 23, 2020: Make it Rain Science Experiment Children participate in a hands-on science experiment while learning about the science behind what makes rain. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure to the themes in STEAM-based education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The…

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Little STEAMers Series – Floating Boats Science Activity

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 30, 2020: Floating Boats Science Activity Children design and create small boats, then apply different weights to them as they learn the concepts of floating and buoyancy. Discussion includes how design affects performance in building and construction. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early…

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April 2020

Little STEAMers Series – Make Your Own Easter Egg Maraca

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am April 6, 2020: Make Your Own Easter Egg Maracas Children design, create, and decorate their own musical instrument. The discussion highlights how different individual items can be combined or put together to create a completely different object. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure…

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Connecticut River Speaker Series – Judy Preston – CT River Estuary “I Didn’t Know That”

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - Judy Preston - CT River Estuary "I Didn't Know That" Tuesday, April 7 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Tuesday, April 7 brings Judy Preston from Sea Grant to discuss what makes the estuary region special, what risks it’s facing and what people can do to help. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here. Click Here for Lecture Series Information.

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Fish Migration with Steve Gephard – Lunch and Learn!

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Fish Migration with Steve Gephard - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, April 8 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! “Connecticut River Fish Migrations” Gephard will talk about which fish are migrating during which months of the year as well as tell a bit about the specific fish history and their status in the river.  Potential…

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